There are many great reasons to volunteer. Some reasons people volunteer include to:
- Learn new skills
- Share life experiences and skills
- Contribute to society by helping people who may be disadvantaged
- Meet new people
- Make new friends
- Give back to the community
- Make a difference
- Gain experience and contacts to help find paid employment
- Build self-confidence
- Have fun
- Stay active and engaged with the community.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteering has many forms and is diverse. A meaningful position can be found to suit everyone’s unique skills, abilities, knowledge and interests.
For further information please contact the Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre on 9400 4734.
International Volunteer Day
A red glow was visible throughout Joondalup on Monday 5 December 2016 as part of International Volunteer Day celebrations.
Red gels were placed at the City’s entry statements and illuminated City logo (opposite Hillarys Boat Harbour), to remind people about the important role that volunteers play in the community and all communities worldwide.
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, International Volunteer Day is celebrated annually this day in recognition of volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations and gives volunteers the opportunity to raise public awareness of their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels.
This year’s theme was #GlobalApplause
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community and their acts of kindness and hard work are part of the reason that Joondalup is recognised on the international stage for its liveability and for having an engaged and connected community.
There are over 350 volunteering-involving organisations in the City, many of which engage volunteers through the Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre - a partnership between Volunteering WA and the City.
In light of IVD the Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre (JVRC) would like to recognise some individuals that contribute their time to the community. These individuals are among the many thousands of volunteers that are helping everyday throughout the City. View the Volunteering Stories. The JVRC hopes that these stories will further encourage those that already generously contribute their time, and inspire those that have always considered volunteering, but are yet step into their dream volunteer role.